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Terms of Service
Terms of Service for
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SailorMoon.org is a not-for-profit community dedicated to providing a friendly and safe environment for fans of Sailor Moon and all things related to Sailor Moon. It is the hope of the staff that the users of the site and services thereof will be entertained and possibly educated by the presented materials.

The Golden Rule and the 'We Say So' Clause
As heard since you were a child, SailorMoon.org requests that you treat all parts of the community, be it the system or fellow members, with the same respect and consideration as you wish to be treated; all rules are created based on this principle. The rules will be enforced and interpreted as seen fit by the staff, so if a rule is broken, action will be taken. In joining this community, you agree to abide by the rules or receive a punishment appropriate for your misconduct. We do not want anyone feeling that they have to be a member, but if you are, you must follow the rules to maintain your membership.

The 'We Say So' clause is given to cover any instance where users may do something that is obviously not following the purpose of the site, but there is no in-writing rule against it. If an action is deemed inappropriate by the staff, it may be grounds for account suspension, deletion, or blacklisting in extreme cases, even without the rule being explicitly stated in this ToS or FAQs. This is done to ensure the good will of the community; constant inappropriate behavior by one user may disrupt performance of the community as a whole.

Basic Information You Should Know
The webmaster of SailorMoon.org will maintain complete and total control of the server, system, and all information in the database. Any user(s) found trying to circumvent this control in any shape or form will have his or her account deleted, and, in in more serious cases, may be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. There are no rights to the system given to any user that are not specifically granted to you by the webmaster, and those rights may be changed at any time. If there are any discrepancies with the given rights, you may terminate your account at any time of your choosing or else you are agreeing to what has been outlined for you.

Members own and are responsible for posts, files, messages, and other data transmitted to the site. By submitting your information, be it text, images, or other files, you give the owner the right to display the information for as long as the site is in operation, even if your account is terminated. For example, an image drawn and uploaded into the gallery will be displayed for as long as the gallery coordinators wish to display it, but we do not have the right to upload the image to another site without your permission. If an image is the work of another user or non-user, copyrighted and uploaded without their permission, we will remove the work at the request of the original copyright holder.

This document, the etiquette guide, privacy policy, and/or FAQs may be altered at any time with no notice other than by updating the publicly displayed document. Normally a change will be noted in the site's main news channel, but such an update is not required.

Staff
Special access has been granted to certain members of the SailorMoon.org community in order for them to act as administrators of the system on behalf of the webmaster. These people are generally referred to as the 'staff.' These staff members, according to job or level, may have access to some or all of your personal information in order for them to do their jobs. Staff members are volunteers that have agreed to perform certain specific jobs on the site and have proven themselves to be responsible, helpful, and honest. There are several different levels of staff members, detailed in the FAQ section of the site.

Required User Information
In order to register for an account, certain personal information is required:

  • Full Name: As is standard for most communities, we request that you give us a full name. This information is only viewable by select staff members and will not be released to anyone else.
  • E-mail Address: An e-mail address is required in order to send your password to you, and it will also be used in the event of a problem in which you may need to be contacted. There are other functions of the site that allow other users to send mail to you, but they will never have access to view your e-mail address unless you set it to be visible in your own preferences. The default view for e-mails is invisible for new members.
  • Age: Your exact age is not required, but it is necessary that users under the age of 18 get their parent/guardian's permission before signing up for an account. This is our more strict version of the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998.
All the information above is held in the strictest of confidence and will not be used for illegal purposes or for the purpose of generating automated mailing lists (spam mail). We will never release your information to any third parties without an expressed warrant by law.

Freedom of Expression
As a highly valued freedom of most cultures, you are granted the freedom of expression. However, this privilege should never threaten another user's safety, privacy, or security, and at no times will any member of SailorMoon.org be allowed to threaten, abuse, or otherwise attack any member, race, creed, ethnic group, nationality, or religious group. If you wish to do such a thing, please, do it somewhere else.

All posts to the message boards and messages sent through other communication systems on SailorMoon.org are passed through a censor mechanism designed to filter certain words and phrases. Like any other censor technology, this is not a foolproof system and can be tricked, but staff members patrol all parts of the site to find such instances and deal with them accordingly. Any user posting such materials will be punished corresponding to the severity of the offense.

Vulgar language is strictly prohibited on SailorMoon.org. 'Vulgar' for our purposes is defined as any language inappropriate for children under the age of 12. In addition, comments of sexual or abusive nature will not be allowed.

The webmaster reserves the right to alter the censor at any time to make it more or less restrictive as necessary.

Links, Images, Files, and Other Content
The appearance of any links and/or other materials generated by third parties do not constitute any endorsement by SailorMoon.org, the webmaster, or staff members; any such materials posted by members are considered their responsibility. Users may not post pornography in any form, pirated software, or links to such items or information on how to obtain such items.

Users may not post any form of copyrighted material without the permission of the copyright holder. Images may be uploaded without expressed permission, but they may be removed at the request of the copyright holder at any time.

The site may not be used in any way to distribute programs or files that can be used to damage or alter the operation of any computer not under your authority. Any user found in violation of this rule will have their account immediately terminated and will be blacklisted from the system. The user's ISP and proper law enforcement agencies will also hear of the activity.

The site may not be used to upload, store, or transmit information that the user does not have authorization to access, including, but not limited to: trade secrets, proprietary, or confidential information, or information obtained under a non-disclosure agreement. Neither the site, its webmaster, or its staff will be held responsible for discovery of such information, and it will be removed immediately upon a request from the copyright holder or other such owner or author.

The site and system may also not be used to display advertising, contests, or other such information outside of normal advertising. This includes, but again is not limited to contests or raffles that require any sort of fee, or any services that provide cash or prizes in exchange for 'clicks' or new user information.

Site and Member Security
Attempting to circumvent the security of the site and its contents is grounds for immediate termination of your account and blocking using firewalls or other methods.

Every transaction on the system is logged and archived. Any attempts to gain access to the site are logged at the packet level and examined regularly. Any hacking attempts are reported to the user's ISP and necessary law enforcement agencies.

DISCLAIMER AND LIMITATION OF LIABILITY
THIS SITE AND ALL MATERIALS CONTAINED ON IT ARE DISTRIBUTED AND TRANSMITTED ON AN 'AS IS' AND 'AS AVAILABLE' BASIS, WITHOUT WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED. SAILORMOON.ORG DOES NOT WARRANT THAT THE FUNCTIONS CONTAINED HEREIN WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR-FREE, THAT DEFECTS WILL BE CORRECTED, OR THAT THIS SITE OR THE SERVERS THAT MAKE IT AVAILABLE ARE FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS. YOU ASSUME THE COMPLETE COST OF ALL NECESSARY SERVICING, REPAIR, OR CORRECTION.

TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMISSIBLE PURSUANT TO APPLICABLE LAW, SAILORMOON.ORG, ITS AFFILIATES, AND THEIR RESPECTIVE OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, LICENSORS, REPRESENTATIVES, AND THIRD PARTY PROVIDERS TO THE SITE WILL NOT BE LIABLE FOR DAMAGES OF ANY KIND INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, COMPENSATORY, CONSEQUENTIAL, INCIDENTAL, INDIRECT, SPECIAL OR SIMILAR DAMAGES, THAT MAY RESULT FROM THE USE OF, OR THE INABILITY TO USE, THE MATERIALS CONTAINED ON THE SITE, WHETHER THE MATERIAL IS PROVIDED OR OTHERWISE SUPPLIED BY SAILORMOON.ORG OR ANY THIRD PARTY. NOTWITHSTANDING THE FOREGOING, IN NO EVENT SHALL SAILORMOON.ORG HAVE ANY LIABILITY TO YOU FOR ANY CLAIMS, DAMAGES, LOSSES, AND CAUSES OF ACTION (WHETHER IN CONTRACT, TORT, OR OTHERWISE) EXCEEDING THE AMOUNT PAID BY YOU, IF ANY FOR THIS SITE.
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